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So maybe I shall.
High on the success of the T-shirt in random white stuff, I used the same McCall’s 6164 to cut into a boxy purple cashmere baby originally made by like Lands End or some other purveyor of quality, albeit square merch.
Here’s what it looked like before (ps- I bought it on half price day).
And the tag
I guess the ladies of Markham aren’t so into the cashmere, because there’s typically
tons of it on the cheap.
Finished it this morning. Am trying so hard this year to finish what I start.
I love it.
Am well on my way to living this winter in cashmere.
Turns out there wasn’t quite enough fabric in a flecked white knit remnant to make this whole top, A, (pink) with the very gathered sleeves, or even shorter gathered sleeves.
But. The fit of this top is amazing. So’s the scoop neck.
I wondered, could I lengthen the sleeveless shoulders into cap sleeves, and skip the added sleeve?
I made a few other alterations. Added several inches to the bottom, taking the length as far as the fabric would go. And instead of trying a narrow hem at the top, I took a lesson from this McCall’s tunic neck and cut a band with a raw edge to attach.
Sewed it in, finished the seam, pressed in place, topstitched on the right side.
Fabric’s from the Vogue Fabrics warehouse sale in December 2010. Don’t know what I paid for the chunk by itself since I walked out with a pile @$3.00/pound.
Alas, I don’t think this bit had a tag. So I don’t know what it is, where it’s from or how to get more.
The little shrug used to be a Tommy Hilfiger sweater set in white and silver.
Who knows what I spilled on it?
Or how the undershirt turned pink?
I turned it into a shrug for the Christmas dress, using the little included pattern.
The long sleeves, once cut off and opened up, provided the last of the fabric for the four piece little jacket.
Thrilled with the first T-shirt success, I started thinking. And remembered these red velour pants handed down from the same cousin who gave me this gem.
The seams could have been a problem…
But the fabric is so lustrous and has a little stretch…
…so the lines could go down the middle of a T-shirt, right?
Yup. Here’s a long fitted T-shirt made from a pair of secondhand velour pants.
The lines came out straight down the back, too.
I just can’t quite get the hand of the neck band.